Saint John the Apostle Church
Religious Education Office
1805 Penbrook Ter., Linden, NJ 07036
(908) 376-6223 firstname.lastname@example.org
October 23, 2017
Dear Confirmation Candidates and Families,
St. John the Apostle Church is happy to announce that the Most Reverend Manuel Cruz will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on our candidates on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7 PM and Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 7 PM. An informal reception with light refreshments and opportunity to take a photograph with Bishop Cruz will follow each of the Masses
Students with the last names starting with A-H will be confirmed at the April 24 Mass. Students whose last names begin with the letters J-Z will be confirmed at the May 1 Mass.
Practice for the Confirmation Masses will be for an hour on the evening before Confirmation at 5:15 in the church. Those who are being confirmed at the April 24 Mass will practice on April 23 at 5:15 PM. Those who will be confirmed at the May 1 Mass will practice on April 30 at 5:15 PM. Sponsors should attend these practices when possible. If the sponsor cannot attend, a parent or other trusted adult may represent the sponsor at practice.
As our Confirmation candidates do not wear robes at the Mass, guidelines for dress are as follows. Young ladies being confirmed should wear a dress or blouse and skirt that come to the knee. Slacks are also acceptable. Sleeves should cover the shoulder, or a sweater or wrap may be worn. Dress shoes must be worn. Young men should wear a suit and tie, or at least a shirt and tie with dress slacks and dress shoes. It is important to remember to dress according to the solemnity of this occasion.
Please watch for more communication from the Religious Education Office in the spring for more particulars about Confirmation. Please call Amy Giglio at (908) 376-6223 or email Amy Giglio at agiglio at sjanj dot net if you have any questions. Please continue to check the Upper Room website (http://stjohnsconfirmationclass.blogspot.com) for the most up-to-date information on Confirmation Preparation.
Sacrament Preparation Coordinator